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Monday, December 2, 2019

The December 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in N.Y.C. by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical and jazz music in New York City.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

The November 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in N.Y.C. by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical and jazz music in New York City.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Sex and the City and Fosse/Verdon Star Evan Handler Reveals a Rollercoaster Life Story in His Re-Imagined Solo Show Time on Fire by Barry Singer

With a storied Broadway résumé, the TV star returns to the stage at the United Solo Festival after living 25 more years than he was ever supposed to have.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The October 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical and jazz music in New York City.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

The September 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical and jazz music in New York City.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The August 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

The July 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Who Do Tony Award–Winning Directors Like Rachel Chavkin, Casey Nicholaw, and More Depend Upon Most? by Barry Singer

Seven people at the helm of current Broadway shows share why their associate directors are indispensable.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

The June 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Exclusive: Listen to Philip Glass’ Original Score for Broadway’s King Lear by Barry Singer

The 82-year-old maestro reveals his process creating a Shakespearean score—plus a preview before the recording is released this fall.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The May 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

The April 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

5 Broadway Choreographers Name Their Muses by Barry Singer

Fosse had Verdon. But who are the modern day muses for innovators like Camille A. Brown, Warren Carlyle, and more?

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

What to Know About Sondheim’s Saturday Night—According to Stephen Sondheim by Barry Singer

The history of the lesser known Sondheim musical ahead of Second Stage’s one-night-only concert.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The March 2019 Classical Music Concerts to Attend in NYC by Barry Singer

Recommendations for the best classical music in New York City.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10 Famous Monologue Plays You Should Know by Barry Singer

As Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge star in Off-Broadway’s evening of dual-monologues Sea Wall/A Life, here are 11 other times productions of multiple monologues made a splash.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

How Kelli O’Hara Radically Changed Her Pre-Show Ritual for London’s The King and I by Barry Singer

The Tony winner shares tales from the West End production of The King and I revival—ahead of its cinema screening—and preparing for Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story Premieres at the DOC NYC Festival by Barry Singer

The new documentary tells the story of the legendary jazz label founded by German Jewish refugees.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

9 Other Male Roles Sarah Bernhardt Dared to Bring to the Stage by Barry Singer

While Janet McTeer portrays Sarah Bernhardt’s tackling of Hamlet, Playbill looks at ten times the incomparable talent played “pants parts.”

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

How Pamela's First Musical Made Its Long-Awaited World Premiere by Barry Singer

The Wendy Wasserstein-Cy Coleman-David Zippel musical was delayed decades by the untimely passing of two of its creators, but has finally been given life at New Jersey's Two Rivers.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Why Na-Young Jeon and Dean John-Wilson Bring a More Intense Take on Star-Crossed Lovers in London’s The King & I by Barry Singer

The actors playing Tuptim and Lun Tha reveal how director Bartlett Sher steered them towards a fresh take on their Rodgers and Hammerstein romance.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Remembering Lorraine Gordon, a Formidable Advocate for Jazz by Barry Singer

Gordon, an early champion of Thelonious Monk, helped build the Blue Note record label.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jazz Pianist Mathis Picard Talks Fats Waller, Electronic Beats, and The Drop by Barry Singer

A graduate of Juilliard, the musician has an upcoming residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola from May 29 through June 2.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bass-Baritone Christian Van Horn Reflects on Winning the 2018 Richard Tucker Award by Barry Singer

The singer will perform at the Richard Tucker Gala concert at Carnegie Hall October 21, 2018.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

How Non-Escapist Theatre Has Become a New Norm for Broadway by Barry Singer

With near sold-out houses, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, and more have proven ticketbuyers’ appetite for hard-hitting theatre.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Changing State of Broadway’s Pit Orchestras by Barry Singer

From instrumentation in The Band’s Visit to the digital music in Dear Evan Hansen, bands on Broadway are evolving—here’s why.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit, and More Bring Their American Songbooks to Lincoln Center by Barry Singer

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom will also be among the performers in this season of the popular concert series.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

How Sutton Foster Embodies the American Spirit by Barry Singer

The two-time Tony winner brings the American Songbook to life alongside Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens.

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Saturday, January 5, 2013

I Feel a Song Coming On: A Peek at the Eclectic Season of Lincoln Center's American Songbook by Barry Singer

Lea Salonga, Alice Ripley, Brian d'Arcy James, Rob Fisher, Karen Akers, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera, Stephanie Blythe, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Kristin Chenoweth are among artists bringing…

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